They agreed to see if they could fix it themselves.... Bad idea. If you are ever stuck in an elevator for more than five minutes, just call 911 straight away. After nearly two hours, in order to take our minds of our sweaty desperation and get something constructive out of the situation, I suggested we each name one person we want to kill and make a secret pact to help each other out. At that point Chef Joseph sighed, took out his phone and dialled 911. We were out in five minutes. When we climbed out with the help of a nice young firefighter, we were greeted with glasses of champagne. We toasted our bonding adventure and promised to meet each year in the elevator to mark our anniversary. Or not.